Volume 8 Issue 3 | 2016
THE RECAP Summer Break Edition
Market Recap Stephanie Xu
Student Articles It's Time to Trade up: Sun for Snow Sarah Trethewy
Ticking off a Productive Summer Bucketlist Tina Vo
UNSW to UNC Lauren Maxwell
Exclusive Interviews with sponsors
The Road Ahead
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Capital W Publication Team
Tina Vo 11
Vianna Pan & Lauren Maxwell meet the executives
Bank of america merrill lynch
it's time to trade up: Sun for snow
Sarah Trethewy 14
unsw to unc
Stephanie Xu & Tina Vo
ticking off a productive summer
Lauren Maxwell Kat
end of year review
FROM THE EDITORS DECEMBER 2016 | ISSUE 3 Summer opportunities, securing a summer internship, travel aspirations and finding ways to wind down over the summer break are what most university students look forward to, but often it is complicated to balance between these activities. The third issue of The Recap this year focuses on tips to make the most out of the summer break with plenty of student articles and exclusive interviews from our sponsors. This issue will impart an insightful collection of traveling the world, particularly to Denmark and North Carolina. In addition to the final publication of the year, a year in review is also included along amongst our original publications, highlighting all of our successful events from the past year. We want to celebrate the achievements and events all of our active members have joined us in such as Women in Consulting, High School Workshop and Annual Dinner. We would like to thank our passionate contributors who have worked hard to produce articles presented in this issue. Many thanks to Lauren Maxwell, Sarah Trethewy and Tina Vo. We would also like to thank our sponsors, both new and old, for offering their support to not only this publication, but throughout our events. We deeply appreciate your generosity. Next year, 2017, will mark a decade since Capital W was formed. Be sure to look out for exciting new initiatives as we continue to grow across UNSW and to other universities. In conclusion, we hope you enjoy â€˜The Road Aheadâ€™. Estelle Pham, Karuna Narang, Lily Zhang, Stephanie Xu and Vidhi Nanda Publication Team Capital W 2016
Editors Estelle Pham Karuna Narang Vidhi Nanda Stephanie Xu Lily Zhang
Our contributors for this edition Lauren Maxwell Sarah Trethewy Tina Vo
Special Thanks to Our Contributing Sponsors Bank of America Merrill Lynch Citi Bank Commonwealth Bank Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank Macquarie Morgan Stanley UBS Westpac
PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS VIANNA PAN
LAUREN MAXWELL ( CO - PRESIDENTS 2016 ) To everyone who has engaged with Capital W, from those who have attended our events, to those with whom we've had the pleasure of collaborating with, we would like to thank you for joining us during your journey through university; we hope you had found Capital W to be a source of advice and inspiration.
Dear Capital W Members, We have reached the end of another year, and it seems an apt time to reflect on what we have achieved thus far, and importantly, think about where we want to go next. 2016 has been yet another inspiring year for Capital W. As always, the team welcomed new students at O-Week, brought the student and corporate community together during our flagship Annual Dinner, as well as hosted numerous in-house sponsor events and skills workshops.
Looking ahead, 2017 will mark Capital W's 10th anniversary since founding, and reminds us whilst we have come so far, there is still far to go on the road towards building a more diverse working world. This is something that cannot be done alone, and we invite you to join us in making 2017 bigger and better than ever before.
It has also been a year of many firsts. For the first time, Capital W has collaborated with both University of Sydney's Network of Women and UTS's Women in Business to celebrate International Women's Day. 2016 marked the launch of our first case competition, the Microsoft Innovation Challenge, run in collaboration with UNSW Innovations. Following its remarkable success came the continuation of this collaboration in the launch of "The New Wave", a new program dedicated to promoting female entrepreneurship at UNSW.
To our valued members, we leave you with one final request as you stand at the end of the year. Whether you have just finished your first year of university with many more to go, or you are about to graduate looking towards the next stage in life, we know that the road ahead can at times seem long and daunting. However it is a road filled with opportunity at every turn, and remember that you are the one in charge of which path to take.
Finally, for our first collaboration with the UNSW Economics Society, the "Women in Business Panel", we were lucky enough to welcome back our Capital W alumni to share insights into their incredible successes since leaving university.
Ask yourselves, "Where do I want to go next?" - perhaps it is to embark on that new internship, perhaps it is a holiday to recharge, perhaps it is the resolution to apply yourself in the new year. Whatever it may be, we ask that you always embrace the opportunities with determination and an open mind. We at Capital W are so excited about the possibilities the future will hold, and we hope you are too! 3
MEET THE EXECUTIVE TEAM What have you gained by being part of Capital W? As a part of Capital W I have established a strong foundation of essential careerrelated skills including networking, event organisation and teamwork. Capital W has also been a fantastic way to meet likeminded student leaders who openly welcomed me to university life as a first year when I first became involved with the society.
Lauren Maxwell Co-President What is unique about Capital W? Apart from our core mission to empower female students to become future business leaders, which is unique in itself, what makes Capital W special in particular is the group ambitious young women at the helm. They are some of the most driven, hardworking students you will ever meet, and you cannot help but be inspired by their tireless commitment to ensure female students are educated about the opportunities available to them.
Vianna Pan Co-President Where is the best food on campus? Max Brenner hands down. Their hot chocolate served in hug mugs is heaven during winter. It’s also a nice place to meet up with friends or study between classes. For a more substantial meal, look no further than Mamak next door which offers all sorts of addictive Malaysian dishes. It is guaranteed that you’ll keep coming back for their Mie Goreng or Nasi Goreng!
Estelle Pham Vice President Internal
What do you know now; that you wish you had known in first year? Enjoy your firstyear of university as much as possible, be involved and be openminded about your career path!
Jennie Yiu Vice President External What is your favourite way to keep organised? My major organisational tool is my calendar. It is a great way to keep track of my study during the semester amidst social events, work and hobbies. At the beginning of each semester, I like to go through all my course outlines and mark in all my assessment dates in my calendar this includes quizzes, mid semester exams, presentations and assignments.
Beatrice Lau Treasurer Where is your favourite place to study on campus? I like to study in the UNSW Business School, on the stools that overlook the Science theatre & Red Centre building – the spacious area provides enough ventilation to keep you awake to study, and the wide windows give you a spectacular view of the sun setting over the campus.
Tina Vo IT Director
If you were given all necessary funding to change something on the university campus, what would it be and why? I would link all the buildings together so you wouldn’t need to venture outside at all on bad weather days.
Chelsea Leung Marketing Director
MARKET RECAP STEPHANIE XU
In the October meet, the RBA decided to keep cash rates on hold at 1.5% having eased policy in May and August. While the high AUD has analysts cautious about expecting further monetary easing in November, this outcome will depend on the September inflation rate.
It was also noted that strengthened APRA lending standards combined with an expected surge in apartment supply will work to dampen still hot property prices in Sydney and Melbourne. Overall, Australia’s GDP expanded by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter, bringing annual growth to 3.3% US
In the US, Fed Chair Janet Yellen emphasized that the argument for a rate hike in December has ‘strengthened’. The US economy grew at 1.4% annualized rate in the 2nd quarter, bolstered by household consumption which compensated for lackluster overseas demand and business investment.
Activity in the services sector has increased to an 11 month high, with the ISM non-manufacturing index increasing to 57.1. With indications of a strengthening labor market and inflation firming up, investors are taking these as encouraging signs for Fed tightening later in the year. CHINA
Government spending was the main contributor to China’s higher than expected growth performance for the June quarter. State sector investment grew rapidly by 15.1%, retail sales was strong and production of iron ore was at a record high leading to 6.7% in national growth. However, analysts continue to be concerned as the economy undergoes structural reforms to reduce industrial overcapacity.
In the October meet, the RBA decided to keep cash rates on hold at 1.5% having eased policy in May and August. While the high AUD has analysts cautious about expecting further monetary easing in November, this outcome will depend on the September inflation rate.
It was also noted that strengthened APRA lending standards combined with an expected surge in apartment supply will work to dampen still hot property prices in Sydney and Melbourne. Overall, Australia’s GDP expanded by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter, bringing annual growth to 3.3% BRAZIL
Declines in commodity and oil prices prevalent over the quarter continue to exacerbate Brazil's recessionary issues. Despite this, following president Dilma Rouseff's official impeachment in September, Brazil's stocks and real currency gained slightly. Analysts are expecting a return to growth after austerity measures designed to control the budget deficit are implemented.
Exclusive Interview years - but it is a trial and error process. Devi Malhotra Analyst Bachelor of Commerce/Arts University of Auckland
Even though I was set on finance in high school, I wanted to explore and learn more about consulting. I soon realised finance better suited my personality as I particularly enjoyed the work during my corporate advisory internships. However, I wouldn’t have known this if I didn’t undertake multiple internships across my summer breaks.
Q What is your background? A I was brought up in New Zealand and completed a
However, work isn’t for everyone and university experiences in volunteering or societies are valuable as well. It all comes down to the skills you gain in those roles and how you talk about them in your interviews. While I was at university, I was a founding member of the Auckland Microfinance initiative, a student organisation providing free consulting services to charities and small businesses looking for small scale funding.
Bachelor of Commerce/Arts majoring in Economics, Finance and Statistics at the University of Auckland. Throughout the course of my studies, I completed consulting and finance internships at various firms such as PWC, EY, Goldman Sachs, BCG and BofAML. After completing my course mid-last year, I travelled for a few months before taking up my current role as a graduate analyst in the Resources corporate advisory team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Q In striving for your goals, what would you say are your main motivations and inspirations?
Q What aspect of your current position do you find
A I think it’s important to celebrate the small successes.
I’ve been fortunate to have very supportive parents who have been there for me through thick and thin. On a more personal level, it’s important to continue to create opportunities for yourself - if you meet people in the industry, keep in touch with them. If you make a good impression, they might go that step further and recommend you or look out for your application when it comes through. Finally, having a good group of friends who are just as passionate and driven is essential.
When it comes to work, it really comes down to
the organisation, cultural fit and your own personality. BofAML has a great culture and I think of my colleagues as my friends. With regards to the work, the great thing about being an analyst is you’re constantly learning and developing. This job provides an opportunity to learn an incredible amount in a very short space of time.
“You do YOU best.”
What advice can you give to students who
If you could say something to your 18-year-old
self, what would you tell her?
are looking to be productive over the upcoming summer break?
A It depends on what type of person you are. Personally,
You’re never going to have everything – so always
be happy and thankful for what you have. University can create a culture of competitiveness, and you may find that you start to compare yourself to others. Ultimately it comes down to what you have and how to improve on your weaknesses and maximize your strengths. Don’t get caught up over things you have no control over. Nothing’s ever going to be perfect – so you do you best.
I wanted to get work experience early on in my university
Exclusive Interview with Regina Ng
Regina Ng Risk Associate, International Financial Services Risk (Hong Kong)
Regularly ask for feedback from your manager and the people you work closely with to identify and improve on your strengths and weaknesses. Take advantage of your professional network to ensure you are on the right path in achieving your career and development goals.
For our younger students who may be looking to undertake an internship next year, how would you advise they spend this summer? First tip is to think about which organisations you would like to work for and your motivations behind it. This may depend on what you are studying and whether you'll be able to apply the knowledge you've acquired in a real life context. Don’t forget to also consider how your personal interests and soft skills will enable you to stand out from other applicants and add value to your role during the internship.
What is your background? I completed a double degree in Commerce and Arts at UNSW, majoring in Actuarial Studies, Finance, Korean Studies and Japanese Studies. During my second last year, I joined the Commonwealth Bank as a Summer Intern and secured a part time position in the same team after the program. I then joined the 2015 Graduate cohort as a Risk Management Graduate and have had the opportunity to explore many parts of the Bank. My third rotation involved an offshore assignment to Hong Kong and I have permanently relocated there.
Second tip is to leverage your network and talk to those who are in the process of completing or have completed an internship. Ask for tips on the application process and additional information which may not be covered on an organisation's website. Take note of upcoming career expos for opportunities to learn firsthand about the organisations you want to join from their current employees.
What aspect of your current position do you find most rewarding?
Where do you see yourself progressing in your job?
The area I'm working in is responsible for driving the Commonwealth Bank’s offshore growth in emerging markets. Our business strategy centers around the concept of financial inclusion, supported by a digital banking model and focus on financial literacy. Being able to support our business in implementing this strategy is most rewarding as we are improving people's accessibility to affordable banking services.
The area I’m working in has business operations in several emerging markets. In the short term, I see myself travelling to these locations as my knowledge and skills set develop. Doing so will mean I’m able to add value to our current processes on the ground and be able to see firsthand how I contribute to making a difference to our customers.
Some people use diaries or 5-year, 10 year plans to think through their goals and objectives. What tools or methods, if any, do you use to stay on track with your aspirations?
The theme of this publication is 'The Road Ahead'. What do you think are the biggest challenges that female professionals may face in their careers, and what is your advice for overcoming them?
Having regular catch ups with my mentor or manager has allowed me to keep on track with my development plan and career aspirations. The plan highlights development opportunities to help me better perform in my current role and also provides guidance on working my career progression towards a future role. Having someone with extensive experience to bounce ideas off and receive advice from is an invaluable support to me in my day-to-day role and helps me grow as a professional.
Challenging the ideas of people in more senior positions can be quite intimidating at first. When something doesn't make sense or when you have concerns about an idea raised in a business context, speak up to make sure your opinions and reasons behind your thinking are heard and valued. At the Bank we are actively encouraged to ask questions and consider these as valuable learning opportunities. If you're not comfortable with speaking up during the meeting, do so afterwards with your manager. The second biggest challenge is getting too caught up in our day-to-day work, meaning we can sometimes lose focus on developing ourselves – they do not need to be mutually exclusive. Opportunities to attend formal training or move into a new role may appear from time to time, but it’s important to see every opportunity in our daily roles as a learning opportunity. Equally, be pro-active and ask for development advice when you feel it would add value on a professional level.
TICKING OFF A PRODUCTIVE SUMMER BUCKET LIST TINA VO After ringing in the New Year of 2017, let’s take some time in this new year to reflect on our university year that has just gone by. You may have just started your first year at uni, walking in through the University gates to your first ever O-Week (there’s many more to come. Or perhaps you’re in your final year, ready to finish your last ever exam at Randwick Racecourse to graduate, start work and become a responsible adult (or not). Whatever your situation is, I’ve got the best way to kickstart your holidays! EXERCISE
But at the end of the day, what’s important is that these next three months are the best time for you to unwind and relax however you want, to reflect on what a great year 2016 has been, and to start planning on how to make the most out of 2017 and everything that life throws at you!
Most people have already planned their 2016 Summer break ages ago, but for those last minute hermits like myself, Sydney has some amazing gems to explore this summer break. Take a car, travel up to Palm Beach for a quick day trip, or for a more extended weekend away, Central Coast has great beaches, daily pelican/penguin feed show and a picturesque pier that makes a great cover photo during sunset periods.
We’ve all put this down on our bucket list, and the proceeded to cancel our gym membership within 2 months of joining. No don’t worry, I am not telling you to go back to your local gym – there are so many better options outdoors for you to try! Bondi to Coogee is a classic and musttry run (or walk), La Perouse has a nice trail to walk through – or grab a yoga mat and try some vinyasa yoga moves out on the beach moves as the sun rises or sets.
This may sound cliché, but never has been a better time for you to pick up a book and learn a new skill. For those who are looking for personal & professional development books, Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly, Sylvia Ann Hewlett Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor are great reads. And for those who are the movie-types, you can’t go wrong with reading the award-winning stories The Big Short or Liar’s Poker – learning about finance has never been this funny!
Until next time!
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IT'S TIME TO TRADE: SUN FOR SNOW SARAH TRETHEWY
While on Uni break, it’s also really important to venture to a place where you can relax and unwind and a winter in Denmark will prove that you don’t need sunshine, all you need is a little bit of hygge.
As the weather warms up and the sun begins to shine a little longer, our friends over in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing something a little different. From their snow covered windowsills to warm cosy nights by the fire, experiencing a Danish winter is a little different to our summers spent tanning in the Sydney sun.
Hygge loosely translates to feeling cosy and by definition refers to things that make us feel calm inside. Hygge is everything in Denmark- from food, to good company to Christmas to Cafés, you’ll soon realise how important this concept is to the Danes and I guarantee that this word will be among the souvenirs that you bring home with you.
Sure, -10 degrees may be a little too cold for your liking, but haven’t we all fantasised about making snow angels and carving snowballs out of freshly fallen snow? Believe me when I say, Copenhagen is the place that will make all of your wintery dreams come true.
For more things you can learn from Denmark this winter break, check out What Would Denmark Do on Facebook.
Although it may be an unlikely contender on your travel agenda, Copenhagen is bursting with culture and creativity. From the church steeple skyline to the cosy cafes that line the alley ways, you will fall in love with this winter wonderland. 11
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UNSW TO UNC LAUREN MAXWELL I was immersed straight into UNC’s culture and within a couple of weeks I found myself calling North Carolina my home. Experiencing college life at the university that Michael Jordan attended, during one of the best basketball seasons UNC has ever had, was indescribable. While living on campus I felt like I saw the best UNC had to offer from the late-night a-Capella riffoffs to the atmosphere on game day. In addition, the experience of studying in one of the best business school’s in the world meant that my classes were enriched by the perspectives of students from over 40 different countries. The travelling throughout was equally as incredible. A few highlights were riding a bike across the golden gate bridge in San Fran, celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve in New York, going to a rodeo in Raleigh, Jet boating in Miami during spring break, Harry Potter world in Orlando and visiting the Whitehouse in DC. I saw parts of America that I had only ever seen in movies from the beachfront sets of Nicholas Sparks movies on the east coast to the quaint cobblestone streets of Charleston and Savannah. If exchange has taught me one thing it is that our lives are enriched by the experiences we undertake outside of our comfort zone. I now understand that adventure and spontaneity are the precursors for some of the happiest and most free moments in life. If you have the opportunity to go on exchange, do it, I honestly could not recommend it more. I am now in great anticipation for the next opportunity to jet off and experience more of the world.
I walked up to the counter of Raleigh Durham airport to find that my bag was far heavier than it had been on the way over. I emptied some of its contents but couldn’t part with enough to reduce the weight below the limit. So I paid with the last pennies I had left in my wallet and even though I was completely broke, I still couldn’t wipe the smile on my face. I knew I was leaving that airport with far more than I had arrived with. In addition to the ridiculous amount of UNC branded merchandise that I had acquired, it was the unquantifiable, the stuff you can’t put a price on, that I was leaving with that meant the most. It was memories that would last a life-time, life-long friendships and a newfound sense of adventure that you can’t quite explain to someone who hasn’t had the same experience. In the first semester of my fourth year at UNSW I ventured to the United States to study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. So how was my exchange? Honestly, incredible
The feeling of being completely alone in a city where you know no-one is one of the most daunting yet exciting and liberating feelings in the world. The mindset you attain when you conscious of the fact that you have one short semester to experience as much as you possibly can is something that brings an unrivalled sense of adventure and spontaneity to your life. I quickly adopted the mindset that I had nothing to lose and everything to gain and through this I gained so much more than I ever thought was possible.
Own your career at Macquarie Kat, Analyst Macquarie Capital
There are too few professional female leaders for younger female professionals to look up to. This also means there are too few examples as evidence that the career/family balance is achievable for female professionals. Find a mentor who you can turn to for guidance and support and who you feel comfortable asking questions to and discussing concerns and strategies with.
What is your background? Kat: I studied a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Newcastle. I worked in the construction industry for approximately 4 years prior to joining Macquarie Capital in 2015.
What advice can you give to students who are looking to be productive over the upcoming summer break?
What aspect of your current position do you find most rewarding? Kat: The opportunity to undertake meaningful analysis for Australia’s leading corporations which are used by industry leaders to make decisions that shape the strategic direction of their company. I also get to work with some of the brightest minds in the business on a daily basis. The theme of this publication is ‘The Road Ahead’. What do you think are the biggest challenges that female professionals may face in their careers, and what is your advice for overcoming them?
Kat: If it’s work experience you’re looking for, do your research and reach out to businesses in your areas of interest. Look at a wide range of options and don’t narrow down your options too soon – now is the time to look as widely as possible so that you can get a good feel for what it is you might like to move into after uni. In striving for your goals, what would you say are your main motivations and inspirations? Kat: Thinking big picture. And setting challenging goals that will continue to challenge me. If you could say something to your 18-year-old self, what would you tell her?
Kat: My advice would be to back yourself, work hard, embrace opportunities, think flexibly, speak up and support others – this is key to ensuring that capable and well deserving female professionals are progressing through the ranks and to improve the retention rates of professional females.
Kat: Back yourself. And stop stressing that you still don’t know exactly what it is that you want to do in your career yet – you still won’t know the answer 100% in ten years’ time. 15
Exclusive Interview Tina Hu Analyst in Real Estate Investing Bachelor of Commerce/Law University of New South Wales
Q For our younger students who may be looking to undertake an internship next year, how would you advise they spend this summer?
A From an interviewer perspective, we look for wellQ What is your background? A I studied a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of
rounded individuals, not just academics. During your university years (not just the summer), try to get involved in university and/or have work experience. These experiences are good examples to use to demonstrate what skills you have.
Law at the University of New South Wales and was a cadet at PWC. I also worked at Dixon Advisory and JP Morgan in Equity Research during my university years. I am now a third-year analyst at Morgan Stanley in Real Estate Investing.
to think through their goals and objectives. What tools or methods, if any, do you use to stay on track with your aspirations?
Q What aspect of your current position do you find most rewarding?
A When I face setbacks in my career, I try to stay calm
The type of deals I work on are interesting and
and think logically. Take a step back and ask for advice from a mentor. For females especially, a mentor is vital so that you have someone who you can bounce off ideas.
intellectually stimulating. We don’t only look at the typical residential shopping centres but also retirement villages, childcare centres, core office buildings, distressed assets and most recently stable assets. I also get to work with a great team who make my long hours more bearable.
Q What was the most memorable experience of your university holidays?
Q What do you think are the biggest challenges that
My most memorable university experience was my
6-month exchange in my last semester to New Orleans. The friends I made and the places I visited was incredible. I highly recommend exchange for all university students!
female professionals may face in their careers, and what is your advice for overcoming them?
Some people use diaries or 5-year, 10 year plans
I’ve noticed female professionals are often less
inclined to speak up in the workplace compared to their male counterparts. It’s important in your early years to learn to not be afraid to speak up and contribute to discussions. Be prepared and start team meetings with your ideals ready. To get yourself noticed, make sure you do the necessary research, ask questions, be confident and speak well.
If you could say something to your 18-year sold
self, what would you tell her?
“Don’t be afraid to speak up.”
Learn to balance your time well and multi-task.
Whilst it’s important to study, make sure you take the time to experience life!
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O-Week and First Year Social Capital W kick off 2016 with their annual O-Week stall!
International Women's Day Breakfast Capital W, Network of Women and UTS Women In Business joined forces this year for the IWDB event! Internship Applications Workshop Our members gained a valuable insight into securing their dream internship at the Internship Applications Workshop! Microsoft Innovations Challenge In an exciting collaboration with Women In Engineering and UNSW Innovations, female students presented innovative solutions to the challenges of online clothes shopping! Annual Dinner The theme this year was 'Be Inspired, Be Inspiring'. Our members certainly had a lot to take away from the inspiring speeches and networking sessions with our sponsors! 18
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High School Workshop Budding business students presented insightful solutions to real-life M&A cases and marketing problems at our High School workshop! The New Wave' In collaboration with UNSW Innovations and Women In Engineering, Capital W launched 'The New Wave', an exciting initiative to promote female entrepreneurship at UNSW! '
Chocolate Therapy Social Our Chocolate Therapy Social gave our members the chance to unwind during the busy semester. There's nothing better than a warm hot chocolate during Winter! Women In Business Panel In conjunction with EcoSoc, the Women In Business Panel featured inspiring guest speakers including a few of our own Capital W alumni! Women In Consulting Panel In conjunction with UCC, our members gained a valuable insight into the challenging yet rewarding career of management consulting! 19
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